Just out of curiosity, where are you getting that the PO 2500 is much thinner than the 39.5? having owned the first gen PO 42 for 13+ years and tried on the 39.5, I thought the difference in thickness was negligible at best(the 43.5 on the other hand...). Also, everywhere I look, including here on WUS, both watches are measured in the 14.2-.5mm range.i would get the 2500D PO. Granted you give up the ceramic for aluminum on the bezel, the bracelet is a bit older, and the movement is older too (2500D is my favorite Co-Axial movement). The watch strikes a better balance between being modern while not being too shiny, and is much thinner.
Congrats! It's a great watch, there's no wrong choice between those 2.Thanks all for your input. So I ended up buying the BB58. It was a difficult choice but the comfort and versatility of the BB58 won out over the PO. Very pleased with my purchase and knowledge that if I have any regrets ill be able to sell it without taking much of a hit.
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Good choice. Congratulations. If you're going for versatility, the Planet Ocean will never win. Fortunately, you can have both in your collection and not have to worry about one stepping on the others' toes. The 39.5mm PO can be had for around 3k pre-owned and is very price-stable, so there's little risk of taking a financial bath.Thanks all for your input. So I ended up buying the BB58. It was a difficult choice but the comfort and versatility of the BB58 won out over the PO. Very pleased with my purchase and knowledge that if I have any regrets ill be able to sell it without taking much of a hit.
I have noticed this as well. I think the 43.5mm PO would be a 42mm if it had conventional crown guards instead of an asymmetric case. The lugs also curve downwards instead of jutting outwards, so it will hug the wrist better and feel smaller. That's what I think, anyway.Also, for me, the 43.5 PO wears smaller than the BB41 (in-house) even though it shouldn't on paper.